By Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW
In recent years there has been an increase in concerns over produced water quality, spikes in algae outbreaks among surface water resources, and continued drought in the western United States.
What does all of this mean for those of us in the groundwater industry? More than likely we will continue to see an increase in drilling operations and new well construction. However, it also means we will receive more questions from an increasingly concerned customer base.
New home construction has been strong since 2016, and with it, the industry is seeing an increase in residential well construction.
During boom times it is easy to stray away from core principles in an effort to satisfy an overly eager customer. However, during these periods of activity uptake, it is vital we take the time to do things right.